No NFL team feels bad about its chances in June. At the very least they would never come out and say as much if they did. That said, Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a good feeling about this version of a team that has had an up-and-down couple of seasons lately.
Can the Packers find the right mix and enough punch on the defensive side of the ball to meet their championship aspirations this season? It is too early to tell, of course, but Rodgers likes what he sees. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com:
“This team has a different feel, as every team is different. Just talking with Mike today, you sense kind of the hunger that we have, which is exciting. The locker room is a little louder than maybe it’s been in the last few years, and I think that’s just an influx of energy that we have and a general excitement for what we’re doing.”
When you read a quote from Rodgers, you can almost hear him rolling his eyes and giving an answer he doesn’t really care about. For example – he says the locker room is a little louder. Is that a compliment, like guys are more vocal and show more leadership? Or is he just cranky because it’s loud and it bugs him.
There are good vibes from the guys in Green Bay so far. They will likely need it as they prepare to navigate a difficult NFC North once again in 2014.